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12/17/2019, 4:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Startup to enable touch sensing through any material

Startup electronic company Ultrasense Systems unveiled on Tuesday its "world's first and smallest ultrasound sensor," that can enable any material, regardless of its thickness to act as a virtual button. The company introduced a family of TouchPoint ultrasound sensors which is expected to be integrated into some devices in 2020.

One of the opportunities for this chip is the removal of mechanical buttons from smartphones to support the ultrasonic sound waves required for the proper 5G phones functioning. Gaming buttons and photo-taking keys will be built invisibly into a smartphone, and because it is multi-functional it will enable new user interface across home appliance products that use different kinds of thick materials such as steel or glass.

Mo Maghsoudnia, founder and CEO, UltraSense Systems explained that "the use of ultrasound in touch user interfaces has not been implemented in such a novel way until now. Our family of TouchPoint ultrasound sensor solutions enable new use cases that allow OEMs to bring a differentiated user experience with a wider variety of touch and gesture functions under virtually any material and material thickness."

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